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Man stabbed to death after fight over parking bike in Delhi’s Badarpur

The incident occurred at around 10:30 pm on Tuesday night after the victim had parked his bike behind the auto-rickshaw that belonged to the accused.

delhi Updated: Apr 19, 2018 10:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Badarpur,man stabbed in badarpur,fight over parking
Representational image. A man was stabbed to death in Delhi’s Badarpur area after a fight over parking. (Pardeep Pandit / HT)

A 35-year-old man was allegedly murdered by three of his neighbours in south east Delhi’s Badarpur on Tuesday night following an argument over parking.

Police said the family members of the victim, Ashok Kumar, watched in horror as he was attacked and killed .

According to the police, the incident was reported around 10.30 pm in Gautampuri colony after the victim Ashok Kumar had parked his motorcycle behind an auto-rickshaw, belonging to one of his neighbours, Nitin, who goes by one name.

The victim’s friend Mohammad Hussain said Kumar used to park his two-wheeler at the same spot after returning from work but on the night of the incident, he found Nitin sitting on his vehicle. “He asked Nitin to get down from his motor cycle, which the man refused. That led to an argument, with Nitin asking Kumar to park his two-wheeler somewhere else,” said Hussain.

As the argument heated up, Kumar’s mother came out of her house to intervene. Nitin’s uncle Anil, who had also reached the spot, suddenly hit Kumar’s mother with a stick. Soon, other members of both the families also joined in the melee. Meanwhile, someone informed the police about the incident.

A team from the police control room rushed to the spot and after the cops intervened, the matter was resolved amicably. Kumar’s mother was admitted to a hospital with head injuries. Nitin, too, sustained injuries in the fight.

Parking feud kills one
Tuesday night’s incident, in which a 35-year-old was stabbed to death, again brought to the fore Delhi’s parking problem
The spot in Badarpur where the incident took place on Tuesday night and (right) victim Ashok Kumar
2017
SEPTEMBER 22: Delhi-based fashion designer Rohit Bal was arrested, along with his friend and two employees, for allegedly trespassing on his neighbour’s property drunk, threatening him and creating ruckus following an argument over parking in Defence Colony.
SEPTEMBER 16: A 29-year-old man was stabbed to death and his friend was critically injured by a group of men following an argument over parking outside an eatery in Geeta Colony
MARCH 15: A 39-year-old ownerof an eatery was killed after two men ran him over with their Alto car in front of his family members following an argument over parking in outer Delhi’s Jain Nagar.
2016
SEPTEMBER 4: A 32-year-old man was stabbed to death outside a juice shop near Paharganj police station. The brawl started during an argument over a parking space outside the shop.
2015
NOVEMBER 2: Harbhajan Singh, 48, a specially abled man, was shot at by his neighbour, Binny, over a parking row in west Delhi’s Vishnu Garden area.
FEBRUARY 15: A 65-year-old retired defence ministry official and four members of his family were injured after their neighbours clashed with them over parking issue in Hari Nagar Ashram in south Delhi.
2014
FEBRUARY 16: Three members of a family shot dead in Badarpur by neighbours over parking their vehicle outside the victim family’s home.

A family member said that Kumar returned from the hospital around 11.50 pm and was waiting outside his house for his family members, when Nitin , his brother Mithun and Anil’s son Vishal confronted him again.

Deputy commissioner of police (south east) Chinmoy Biswal said that the three men surrounded Kumar and got into an argument with him again. They then started assaulting him, even as Kumar tried to save himself.

Hearing commotion again outside their house, Kumar’s wife and his sister came out and found the victim being repeatedly stabbed by the trio with a knife. Hussain said that Kumar’s wife tried to intervene but was pushed aside as the three men kept stabbing the victim.

Leaving an injured Kumar behind, the three men later fled the spot. The police were again informed about the incident and based on the statement of Kumar’s wife a case of murder was registered at the Badarpur police station. Biswal said Mithun has been arrested while the two other accused are on the run.

Hussain further added that there had been several arguments between Kumar and the accused over parking, right of way and other issues n the past too.

First Published: Apr 19, 2018 09:51 IST